An association between Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Najman-Vainer J,Levinson R D,Graves M C,Nguyen B T,Engstrom R E,Holland G N

Resumo: To describe an association between Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Case series, describing three patients. In two patients, the disorders had their onsets within 2 weeks of each other; in the third patient, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease occurred after 3 months, as Guillain-Barré syndrome resolved. All three patients had bilateral panuveitis typical of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Each also developed well-accepted manifestations of Guillain-Barré syndrome, including paresis of the lower extremities (all patients), paresis of the upper extremities (two patients), paresis of cranial nerves (two patients), areflexia (all patients), and abnormal electromyography findings (two patients). Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease may follow or occur simultaneously with Guillain-Barré syndrome. The fact that these two autoimmune disorders occur together in some patients suggest that they may share common disease mechanisms.

Imprenta: American Journal of Ophthalmology, v. 131, n. 5, p. 615-619, 2001

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0002-9394(01)00958-8

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2001